DIY Fabric Softener Spray Recipe

DIY Fabric Softener Spray Recipe with Essential OilA fabric softener makes clothes feel terrific. Everyone loves a warm, fresh-smelling pile of clean clothes. However, many worry about the unnecessary chemicals and additives in many of the laundry cleaning products available today. This natural, DIY Fabric softening spray with essential oil will give clothes a crisp, clean scent using just two ingredients. The inexpensive ingredients in this DIY recipe will save you money over the expensive commercial softening products!

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener?

Vinegar? Yes! Surprising? Yes! You may be surprised to see vinegar, that sour-tasting liquid, as an ingredient in a fabric softener. Vinegar dissolves hard water buildup without leaving a residue, making it a natural softening agent. You may be hesitant to use vinegar because of concern for smelling like you washed your clothes in a jar of pickles. The scent of the vinegar is not noticeable once the clothes are dry.

Fabric Softener Essential Oils

Most any essential oil will work in this recipe. It will depend on your preferred aroma, which is a significant advantage over commercial softeners. We’re listing Lavender and Geranium oils in this recipe due to their soothing, conditioning properties. However, during the spring and summer, try Lemon, Grapefruit, or Peppermint for a are options for an invigorating boost.

Whichever essential oil you decide to use, your clothes will come out feeling softer and smelling nicer.

Fabric Softener Recipe

DIY Fabric Softener Spray Ingredients

  • 16 ounces white vinegar
  • 10–15 drops Lavender or Geranium oil
  • 16-ounce glass spray bottle

DIY Fabric Softener Spray Directions

  1. Add essential oils to the glass spray bottle.
  2. Fill the remaining space with warm white vinegar.
  3. Shake well before each use to ensure oils and vinegar are well combined.
  4. Spray solution over wet clothing as they come out of the washer
  5. Toss clothes in the dryer and dry as usual.